Molti sostengono che la più grande città italiana nel mondo sia New York e, infatti, la scelta da parte d’italiani e oriundi per la Grande Mela è risaputa e si estende ad altre città della “East Coast”, mentre è proprio nel talvolta trascurato dai media “Midwest” degli Stati Uniti dove l’italianità continua a manifestarsi in mille modi. Nel sociale...

It’s cold and dark, but – fortunately – hairless inside the left nostril of Hillary Clinton as I pop my head in it while examining a giant paper-mâché replica of her head, which is seemingly discarded outside one of the enormous hangers at the Cittadella del Carnevale.  The “Citadel of the Carnival” serves as a workshop where magnificent floats are...

Carnevale in all of Italy is like Mardi Gras to New Orleans. What you may not know is that both of these hugely popular festivals represent a last celebration before the beginning of Lent, 40 days before Easter. It is a common celebration in many parts of the world, ranging from 1 day to 3 weeks of festivities. Every country celebrates its festival...

In Venice, Italy, it’s that time again. Time for grand costume balls, fierce mask contests, towering wigs and a parade of preening, strutting revelers as city residents and visitors from around the world take part in its annual carnival. The season technically began on Jan. 27 with the Flight of the Angel, a ritual dating to the 1500s, and an openi...

Sat, February 10, 2018. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford St. Houston, TX 77006. Join us at the ICCC to celebrate carnevale with snacks, games, and costumes! Children of all ages are welcome to attend in their favorite costume and join in the celebrations. Donations are welcome and appreciated! Events like t...

Ash Wednesday in Louisiana is a quiet day in which the celebrants of Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, try to be penitent. Many may go to the Catholic church to be marked with a smudge of ashes and to hear the words, “From dust you came and to dust you shall return.” The church says it is the beginning of the season of Lent. Yet celebrants in many locations...

The Italian Cultural Society of Washington DC in collaboration with LE D.I.V.E. presents Festa di Carnevale 2018! Get dressed in your favorite costume and join us on February 11th, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Chevy Chase Village Hall (5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815), to enjoy a very special Carnival party! To RSVP please Submit the...

When I was a child, Carnevale was the occasion to don some improbable outfit, usually involving satin gowns and glitter or, depending on the mood of the year, a musketeer hat and a plastic sword. Possibly already nodding to what was to become my academic field of research, I also had a penchant for Roman warriors and fondly remember a cardboard hel...

February can be a dreary month, which is why carnival is a wonderful opportunity to inject some colour, fun and festive spirit into your life. In Italy, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to carnival celebrations, with plenty of towns and cities hosting events. Sure, Venice's celebration may be the biggest and best known, but it's far from bein...

Promozione internazionale per il Carnevale di Viareggio che arriva nel cuore degli Stati Uniti d’America: New York e Chicago. Due importanti tappe a pochi giorni dall’inizio della manifestazione per promuovere le date dei Corsi Mascherati 2019 e 2020. Grazie alla collaborazione tra Fondazione Carnevale, Regione Toscana e Toscana Promozione Turistic...